Rumel`s Ruminations - Part IV

To Whom It May Interest,

Over the last few years I've posted numerous comments in other peoples threads and authored a few threads of my own. In hopes it would aid in the understanding of the Aneros Journey I've decided to consolidate some of the more salient posts of my thoughts here.

From Aneros and an 'Optimal' mind state?
Hi guys,
I was recently asked by a member "...about how to get into the right state of mind to encourage a prostate orgasm to happen..." That's a good question which deserves some thoughtful responses from our members. First off, let's dispense with the word "right" and it's implied antonym "wrong", the semantics of which imply too much moral judgment attached to their use. I prefer to use the term "optimal" in lieu of "right". Second, we need to identify what constitutes this "optimal" state of mind. I think I have a pretty good idea about this but it is just my opinion. Third, we need to identify those practices which will help us get into that "optimal" state of mind. Some of this was alluded to in the thread Identifying Facilitators to Progress so this post could be considered an addendum to that thread. This also ties into rook's thread Whole Body/Whole Mind - the mental side & SteelColdiron's thread Aneros: The Essential Mind State

What is that "optimal" mind state? From my reading literally thousands of posts on this Forum the type of mental state members were in when they experienced prostate based orgasms would best be described as 'Hypnagogic'. This is an altered state of consciousness where you're not asleep but your not awake either. It is a dreamlike state, tethered between consciousness and the subconscious. What may not be considered in that transition state is that your body is also transitioning into sleep mode with all the accompanying activities that are involved. Body Temperature, breathing, Heart rate, Blood pressure, Blood flow, Brain activity (see What Happens in the Brain During Sleep?) and other changes. (please see What Happens to Your Body When You Sleep?). Members have frequently lamented their passage into sleep while enjoying an Anerosession.

Disclaimer : I need to note here the "optimal" mind state for any particular individual need not be as described above and this is not the only mental state one can be in to experience prostate orgasms. The above described mental state may only be indicative of a large group of successful Aneros users.

So now we have one possible piece of the orgasmic puzzle, an "optimal" mind state but how do we induce that? What practices will facilitate our initiation of this mental state? IMHO, the most effective method of getting into that state is through the use of self hypnosis. This is supported by the numerous member posts describing their use of various scripted, hypnotic audios commercially available and/or free over the internet. There are other practices which also can produce this dreamlike optimal state. Music has often been cited as a facilitator and other audio experiences have been cited as well. Please see the threads Muse Music - Aneros Aural Accompaniment, The Aneros Audio Experiment & The Erotic Audio Challenge to see some of these references. Another increasingly noted practice is the intoxicating effect of cannabis use. Meditation and Mindfulness practices can also induce similar relaxed states but may be a little more incongruous with simultaneous Aneros use.

Frequently discussed on the Forum is the importance of being completely relaxed, this includes both physically and psychologically. Almost any activity (too numerous to list here) which seeks to relax all the body muscles will also facilitate the induction of an optimal mental state. There is a synergy between the mind and the body in this relaxation process, the mind sets the intent and the body accepts the suggestion, as the body changes, it releases various hormones and neurotransmitters which in turn influences the brain to moderate its processes which then affect your momentary emotional state which then affects your intent, a feedback loop is created. So the relaxation process also aids the transitioning from one conscious state into another, in this case one which is optimal for an Anerosession.

The practice of Hatha Yoga has also demonstrated a capacity to induce these optimal mental states. In particular, the focus on learning various breathing patterns is thought to affect one's mental functioning and thus one's mental state as well. I think it is interesting to note that Hatha Yoga practices emerged from the tantric sexual rituals/practices which proceeded it, perhaps yoga was seen as a way to formalize steps necessary to reach orgasm and enlightened states of mind as well.

I am sure our membership has additional thoughts about what may constitute an 'optimal' mental state and the methods/practices which can be adopted to achieve that state. I'd like to hear your ideas and opinions.

from Do Nothing" What does that mean?

Hi Guys,
Frequently mentioned on this forum is the "Do Nothing" method but what does this really mean? It doesn't mean stick an Aneros up your butt and stop thinking about it as you go about your daily activities, nor does it mean you should ignore its presence as if you were anesthetized. It is really about taking a very passive approach to your Anerosessions. It is one of the techniques found in the Relaxation group versus Sexual frenzy group.

From the Aneros WIKI The "do nothing" technique is mostly for the Aneros only. The idea is to dispense with thinking about holding contractions, controlling your breathing, conscious relaxing, or anything else for that matter, in favor of just lying there and letting the pleasure and Aneros do their thing. This technique is probably best after you have at least started feeling pleasure from the Aneros.

I'd like to expand upon that description a bit. Most descriptions of techniques one may employ during their Anerosessions are of the Sexual frenzy group and involve rhythmic (or mixed rhythmic/static) contractions of different pelvic floor muscles combined with breathing techniques and stimulation of "erogenous hot spots". These are what constitute very active approaches.

The "Do Nothing" approach basically means one dispenses with emphasis on these consciously induced activities but it does not mean you dispense with mental activity you would also employ with the active techniques. i.e. You still employ fantasy thoughts and erotic imagery to build your arousal, you still concentrate on the pleasurable feelings being generated, you still use deep breathing to maintain a relaxed, enervated level [though your focus is not on your breathing technique] The "Do Nothing" method doesn't mean you are to remain inert either, an occasional very gentle contraction may be employed to jump start a series of involuntary contractions or to instigate a slight pleasure wave. The primary focus is on the pleasure being generated by your body as you lie back and act as the observer of your body's action without being forceful in instigating action.

The "Do Nothing" method also includes all the same preparations you would make for an active Anerosession like a conducive environment, rectal clean-out (if necessary), proper lubing, etc. IMHO, the term "do nothing" is somewhat a misnomer, perhaps it should be "do little" because you are definitely doing "something", more than "nothing".

from "Just Let Go !"

Hi Guys,
As many of you newbies may have read from my introductory PM, one bit of advice I offer is to "Give yourself permission to release egocentric mental control. " Just Let Go ! " to allow your body to generate this phenomena for your pleasure and enjoyment, just Go with the Flow ! ". What does " Just Let Go ! " really mean? How is this different from just relaxing?

In the thread Identifying Obstacles to Progress, one of the listed conditions was 'Mind Noise'. Some of the other listed conditions ('Expectations', 'Fears', 'Attitude & Beliefs', 'Erroneous Knowledge' and 'Obsessive Thinking') are all contributors to the 'Mind Noise' problem. For myself and others, minimizing this mind noise is the biggest hurdle to entering the Super-O zone.

Years ago, veteran member 'darwin' authored a wonderfully succinct post titled relax, relax, RELAX which primarily addressed the physical relaxation needed to get into the Super-O zone. Getting into a relaxed physical state, sufficient to allow the orgasm to come to you, is an important learned skill. This is likely contrary to the muscular tension/control techniques (western culture) men have become accustomed to in their masturbatory practices. Part of the "rewiring" is learning to let go of the old techniques and learning new ones, like physical relaxation during orgasm.

Moving into the psychological aspects of Aneros use may create new paradoxes for many men as they struggle to accommodate the necessary paradigm shift in thinking, Member 'Cockadoodle' gave us the thread Penis, NOT which made clear our need to let go of focus on our penis as the center of our orgasmic world. Member 'rook' later gave us his wonderful insight into this psychologically influenced practice with the thread Whole Body/Whole Mind - the mental side which brought to focus our need to let go of the self inflicted mind f**king we endure.

Finally, one needs to let go of the traditional notion of controlling the action and results as dictated by your ego consciousness. The immense interest in the Pegging thread attests to our members openness to alternative pleasure paths. This is another paradigm shift in thinking for most men, from assertive/aggressive/penetrative control to a passive/submissive/receptive surrender of control to your own subconscious. This is not about relinquishing control of your life to another human being nor is it a power exchange or any form of Dominance/submission scene, it is about suspending egocentric judgment so the powerful richness of your primitive self can be expressed through your body's pleasure.

So for your next Anerosession,why don't you give your ego a few hours off duty,tell your mind to take a break from its machinations and let your creative subconscious come out to play," Just Let Go ! "

from Aneros, Arousal & Abstinence

Hi Guys,
First let me preface this post with the statement that most published discussions on the web treat male "orgasm" and ejaculation as the same thing. Unfortunately this is an erroneous interpretation but needs to be kept in mind when reading material away from this Forum. Some recent threads and my ongoing search for understanding prompted me to start this discussion.

A key facet of the Super-Ozone gem is maintaining high mental arousal levels (erectile state is immaterial, see the thread Are you "aroused"?. One frequently cited method of raising arousal levels is viewing pornography, however, there may be some drawbacks to this approach. Another (less frequently cited) method is temporal abstinence/semen retention.

The pornography topic has frequently been discussed here and its direct effect on Anerosessions was broached in a Community Poll question [hopefully to be restored by Aneros Support soon]. As I recall, there seemed to be a majority belief such viewing during an Anerosession was counterproductive to achieving a Super-O. This was primarily due to the distractive nature of active viewing taking mental focus away from the internal sensations being generated. There may be an even more insidious aspect to use of pornography, namely addiction and desensitization.

Some recent research has revealed a physiological basis for porn addiction which is equally applicable to potential Aneros addiction. Some psychological studies have pointed to the rise of internet porn addiction as a contributory factor in incidences of ED, decreasing libido, relationship problems, etc. Whether you have a porn addiction or not, the process of desensitization is nonetheless occurring with repeated viewing. Likewise, too frequent use of your Aneros massagers could lead to desensitization as well.

The lesson to be learned here is that moderating/limiting your porn viewing may actually help your Anerosessions. Another one of those Aneros use paradoxes.

So what of the temporal abstinence path to arousal? Ejaculatory control has been a part of Taoist philosophy and Tantric practice for hundreds of years. While the practice is primarily aimed at heightening spiritual energy, there is a physiological basis to support this as an arousal elevator as well. In western culture, practitioners of male chastity have been using this phenomenon as a basis for maintaining high arousal for quite sometime. Please read Kelmag's blog entry Male Chastity - Pleasure and Devotion, the Science Behind It for a well researched blog entry on this phenomena.

The key aspect of maximizing pleasure and arousal is to recognize your own cycle of neurotransmitter responses. The dopamine, oxytocin and prolactin components are intertwined and an ejaculation is a bodily "reset button" taking the body back to a sub normal state of being. There is a necessary recovery time extending beyond the penile refractory period for the neurotransmitters to return to a homeostatic condition. This time period seems to average around 7-10 days for the average healthy male. So what does this mean for Aneros users?

Reducing the frequency of your ejaculations will heighten your arousal levels and heighten your pleasure levels as well. If you avoid ejaculations entirely, after a certain period of time you will be in a continual high arousal state, primed and ready for Aneros use. You may enjoy as many Super-O's as you can handle and they will likely be more frequent and intense as well.

However, there are some drawbacks to this :
1.) You are going to be 'hornier than hell' once you reach your homeostatic 'normal'.
2.) The 'blue balls' syndrome is likely to kick in and the temptation to obtain ejaculatory relief may be impossible to resist.
3.) The hormonal/neurotransmitter induced mood change after an ejaculation is magnified.
4.) The prospect of building back up to the previous high level may seem too frustrating to pursue.

For some of us older Aneros users, with the biological imperative minimized and naturally diminished testosterone levels, temporal abstinence is a very viable path. However, for the younger members, this may prove problematic.

from User Theorems - The Tao of Aneros
Hi Guys,

Theorem : An idea accepted or proposed as a demonstrable truth often as a part of a general theory.

I'm thinking we can come up with some theorems for Aneros use. So put on your philosophers cloak and add to those presented here. I've taken the liberty of simplifying/condensing/emending some proposed User Theorems from a previous thread, I wasn't as clear as I should have been in explaining this. Hopefully, we can establish some basic theorems to guide new users into their Super-O Nirvana. These theorems need to be simple statements of basic, generally accepted truths to be of universal applicability. If you look at the Aneros WIKI "Milestones" you will notice all the listed events probably occurred as a result of accepting one or more these practice theorems.

* * * * * The Tao of Aneros * * * * *
User Theorems -
Orgasmic success is inversely proportional to one's level of expectation.
Orgasmic success is proportional to one's level of arousal.
Orgasmic success can not be forced or coerced to occur.
Orgasmic success is proportional to the level of mind/body relaxation.
Orgasmic success can begin anywhere along the erotic spectrum.
Orgasmic success is the gift of awakened body/mind energies.
Orgasmic success can be triggered or amplified by multiple stimuli.
Orgasmic success is dependent on trust in body and mind.
Orgasmic success is proportional to internal body language receptiveness.
Orgasmic success is affected by all life choice practices.
Orgasmic success is proportional to one's level of patience.
Orgasmic success is achieved following your own unique path.

from Are you "aroused"?

'macjim' stated in a recent post "B Mayfield says to start the aneros aroused, which I take to mean an erection, for us beginners. I have a slightly different understanding of that term "aroused" but I am curious how the membership interprets this word.

The WIKI does address the "Arousal" factor and makes note of " not involve direct penile stimulation:" but it doesn't mention ones erectile state in association with this. I am aware that I need to be highly aroused in order to enter the Super-O zone but I also know that my erectile condition (usually flaccid) for experiencing pleasure and a Super-O is not related to this. There have been questions regarding this in the past as members have expressed disappointment or dismay that they lost (or never got) erections during their sessions and it has bothered me they were equating their penile state to their ability to have a Super-O which simply is not valid.

The Penis, NOT thread by 'Cockadoodle' does well in explaining the relevance of penile stimulation in the process but does not address ones fluctuating erectile states during an Anerosession.

A couple of online dictionaries yield the following definitions:
arouse -
1.) To awaken from or as if from sleep.
2.) To stir up; excite:
3.) To stimulate sexual desire in.
aroused -
1.) To awaken from
2.) To rouse or stimulate to action or to physiological readiness for activity
These are not very helpful.

Wikipedia has a page on Sexual arousal which is a generalized discussion and in this forum we are dealing with a more specific aspect of behavior (males & prostate massage).

On this Forum, I have been using the terms 'arousal' and 'aroused' in the global sense as per the Wikipedia discourse, applying to the body as a whole and not specifically to ones penile state. IMO, it is both a physical and a psychological state of being. Signs of physical arousal may include elevated heart rate & blood pressure, increased rate of breathing, perspiration, hot flashes, cold chills and (yes) erections. Psychological signs of arousal may include Desire, lust, longing for physical contact, fantasies etc. These are all signs of arousal but one may be aroused without simultaneously exhibiting all of these signs.

My questions to the membership are :
Should we include a specific 'aroused' definition in the Aneros WIKI Glossary or in the WIKI somewhere? And if so - Should there be a specific notation of the irrelevance of ones penile state to the Super-O experience?

from What's an Orgasm?

In a recent thread member 'Korkelz' said "...I was asking if I could consider my experience a dry orgasm. The problem is that I can't find a definition of the "orgasm" part of "dry orgasm." 'Korkelz' has indirectly raised the issue of semantic differences in the terms we use on this Forum and I'm fairly certain this has lead to some confusion and misunderstandings of the information we are attempting to communicate here. I have been pondering this for a short while, did some web searches for definitions of an orgasm. Here's one that I thought was pretty OK, but limited - "orgasm : The peak of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and by a series of involuntary contractions of the muscles of the genitals, usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen by the male." I think the Wikipedia definitions for orgasm are probably better yet but this is a term which may not have universal agreement. The Aneros WIKI does touch upon the expanding nature of the term orgasm but doesn't provide any specifics. We've had numerous discussions here about what constitutes a Super-O but not much about what constitutes an ordinary Orgasm.

When I use the term orgasm, I am using it as an expanded term, to encompass a wider range of phenomena, inclusive of but beyond the association to sexual activity. This includes the euphoric rapture experienced by people from religious practices (i.e. Whirling Dervish, Shakers, etc.), convulsive, hysterical laughter, or other pleasurable involuntary body tremors brought about by various stimuli. To me, these are all forms of orgasm and all are characterized by some form of pleasurable, involuntary (non-consciously directed) muscle spasms/contractions. I would not characterize epileptic seizures as orgasmic events and there are some events which may or may not be considered orgasmic depending upon the association to pleasure (i.e. electro-ejaculation).

Just as we say there are various intensities of Super-O's, so too are there various intensities to ordinary orgasms, from almost undetectable to howling great. I think each of us establishes a personal criteria for where our particular experience falls along the orgasmic spectrum and one man's mini-orgasm may only be a pleasant sensation to another. YOU get to decide the scale you wish to use, my scale won't likely coincide with your scale but that is perfectly OK. I hope we don't get too hung up on trying to establish a definitive boundary for such a wide ranging experience as an orgasm, this is an experience which is really beyond the ability of words to convey meaning.

So let's hear from the membership and give 'Korkelz' some additional feedback for him to establish his personal scale of mini-O to Super-O.

from Identifying Obstacles to Progress

To Newbies, Grinders and Skeptics,
An often heard refrain on this forum is "I feel nothing..." or similar statements lamenting a lack of success with an Aneros massager. Upon some reflection, it occurs to me there are many more reasons for lack of success than there are for actual success. For those who have crossed over into the Super-O zone, congratulations for navigating your way around, under, over or through the myriad of obstacles in your path. For those of you who haven't yet crossed over, but don't quite know why, here is a list of some of the obstacles identified by your fellow travelers in this personal journey. This list is by no means exhaustive or in any particular order, nor does it imply everyone will encounter these obstacles, it is meant to help you identify possible detours along your path. Once you have identified your particular blockage, you are in a much better position to take positive action to surmount the issues facing you. Many of these issues are interrelated and can have multiple solutions, discussions about them are punctuated throughout these Forum threads, You are encouraged to read the Aneros WIKI and utilize the search function to read about how some of your fellow members have dealt with these issues.

1. Relaxation - A relaxed mind/body state facilitates your allowance of the Super-O experience. Member 'darwin's post relax, relax, RELAX is a nice introduction and he touches upon some of the following issues as well.

2.> Expectations - Expecting to experience an instant Super-O is a common misconception. Expectations of any particular type are likely to lead to frustration and anxiety, thwarting your rewiring progress.

3.> Fears - A common latent fear is related to homophobia, there is a nicely written post by 'Trojan' which addresses this topic. A common fear is the ego's sense of loss of body control, this is sometimes referred to as "Terror at the Gates", when this occurs one's ego applies the brakes to the unfolding orgasm and shuts the whole process down. Some other common fears revolve around hygiene issues, guilt feelings for indulging in this activity, fear of discovery by another person, fear of being negatively judged for one's behavior, fear of doing harm to one's body, etc. Overcoming one's fears is a necessary step to successful orgasmic pleasures.

4.> Mind Noise - Over-analyzing and distractive thoughts (see 'darwin's post My theory of orgasm success), can impede progress. Our own body sensations can be distracting as well, sudden, unexpected twitches or spasms can break our reverie or instigate a series of internal dialogues leading away from our orgasmic buildup. The common internal dialogue we carry on often interferes with our perception of the sensate information that our body is constantly sending to our brains. Relaxing the mind is as important as relaxing the body in order to fully appreciate the subtle sensations being transmitted by our bodies. Our minds can also become too focused on the mechanics of applying a preconceived set of techniques. In addition there are numerous paradoxes involved in the rewiring process, e.g. the concept of being relaxed yet attentive. There may also be times when things present themselves in a manner that is counter intuitive. For instance, the idea that applying more stimulation can produce less sensation in return. It is necessary to accept such paradoxes at face value, to in effect marginalize ones critical mind in favor of a more open, vulnerable and intimate state of being. For some this will be the most significant obstacle that they face.

5.> Impatience - In an age of on-demand availability of goods and services we have become a culture accustomed to instant gratification of our desires. Unfortunately our bodies have not evolved to respond in an equally accelerated manner. Aneros use requires time, time enough to learn about your own body's inner workings and language and time enough in each Anerosession to fully enjoy the sensual experience possible. This time period is not fixed by the clock on the wall but by one's own internal clock. You can not coerce you body to learn faster or respond more rapidly by increased stimulation, trying to do so is generally futile. Being patient with the process, however slow it may be for each individual, is essential. Aneros use is not a race or competition to win or goal to be achieved, it is a journey from one state of being through to another state of being and it is always evolving.

6.> Arousal - An important key to experiencing enjoyable Anerosessions is being both mentally and physically aroused (see Arousal). This does not mean you need to be sporting a rock hard erection or an erection at all actually. It means you bring to your session an erotic desire full of lusty energy, this is the ideal state of being for Aneros usage. The Aneros is less an arousal generator than an effective arousal amplifier for focusing your sensual energy toward orgasm. So don't expect your Aneros to get you excited, while this may occur, more commonly it functions by optimizing one's existing level of arousal. Paradoxically, hyperactivity or being too excited can also interfere with one's session.

7.> Attitude & Beliefs - A positive attitude of hopeful adventure and lighthearted playfulness will go a long way toward ameliorating the inevitable 'dud' sessions, reducing anxiety, frustration and accompanying depression. Progress and learning are sometimes slow and not always obvious or linear, having faith in yourself and persistence in experimenting will return rewards over time. Allowing your mind to become fixated on aspects of unmet expectations will only impede your progress. Personal belief systems can also impose impediments to progress. Religious dogmas, cultural conventions and social taboos all have an influence on one's ability to openly and freely accept the concept of male anal/prostate pleasuring, These underlying belief systems may have a profound effect on one's ability to achieve pleasure at any level of sensual play.

8.> Health Issues- Optimally, being in robust physical and mental health is ideal but most of us suffer from various minor to major health related issues. Some health related issues can negatively impact your ability to respond to Aneros stimulation. Recreational drug use such as alcohol or the opiate based nervous system depressants can dull your responses and block progress. Certain prescription medicines, such as anti-depressants, can also negatively impact sensual response. One's own body chemistry may be out of balance or nutritionally deficient. Certain past body traumas may have temporarily or permanently damaged any of the various networks of nerves necessary for transmitting/receiving nerve impulses to and from the brain.

9.> Erroneous Knowledge - Not knowing or understanding your body and how it works can waste time, energy and even possibly cause bodily harm. It is important to have a basic understanding of your reproductive anatomy, the what, where and how your organs function in the pelvic area. Your internal organs and their relationships are much more delicate and subject to trauma than skin, muscles and bones. Getting the facts about your own body in lieu of 'locker room myths' may save you from self inflicted pain or damage.

10.> Pain - Pain or discomfort are session killers. Your Aneros use should never involve pain. Please do not try to stoically endure pain for the sake of your ego, it just won't work. You can not expect to push through some pain barrier into a blissful orgasmic state. If you are experiencing any pain you need to cease Aneros use immediately and resolve the cause of the pain source. There are some physical conditions under which Aneros use could trigger pain such as hemorrhoidal flare ups, prostatitis, G.I. tract or urinary track infections. Get these checked out by a doctor before resuming Aneros use. That being said, there is a difference between pain and the initial discomfort one may experience from the new sensations associated with anal/prostate play, avoiding discomfort is usually just a matter of getting accommodated, using plenty of lubrication and learning to relax the anal sphincter and rectal muscles.

11.> Obsessive Thinking - Obsessive thinking may take many forms. Being fixated on attaining the goal of a Super-O may establish an obstacle in and of itself. 'Chasing the Orgasm' is obsessively thinking that 'trying harder', 'contracting longer or harder', 'add this or that stimulation', etc. will push one into the Super-O zone, but it doesn't. Like 'Mind Noise', obsessive thinking diverts the focus of your attention away from the feelings and sensations that are the basis of your enjoyment and ultimately the Super-O. Thinking that a Super-O is some type of massively intense multi-fold ejaculatory orgasm is simply incorrect, it's a misconception of what a Super-O really is. It is obsessive to believe in this misconception for it distorts your ability to enjoy all the intermediate sensual awakenings one may experience along the journey and may even obscure the actual Super-O event itself when it occurs. This journey requires a paradigm shift in thinking away from one's penis as a focus of pleasure.

12.> Non-Acceptance - Accepting who you are and your own level of experience is essential. The journey toward a Super-O is unique for each of us. We can share our stories, share our tips and techniques, share our wants, dreams, hopes and desires but ultimately the journey is a solitary one through the landscape of your own mind. Avoid charting your progress and the quality of your journey by comparing yourself with other users. Just remember, there will always be users who catch on faster and slower than you do. Trying to make your experience match that of one you have read about or seen a video of is futile and in the long run frustrating and counterproductive. Although there is a great deal of information to be learned by reading of others experiences, one must appreciate their own path in it's own right. It is important in this journey to make note of all the minute details you experience, never discount even the smallest of sensations for these are the marvelous seedlings which will later grow into a magnificent jungle of abundantly rich feelings.

from Aneros Aural Accompaniment - WIKI listings?

Guys & Gals,

Music is frequently mentioned as an accompaniment to Aneros sessions. Although some users do not use music and/or find it distracting, I think it helps relax you and provides a method to keep you from over thinking the mechanics of technique in regard to the session.

Currently there are only two musical resources listed in the Music section of the Aneros WIKI - 'ECSTACY' is a music CD by Kelly Howell employing brain wave entrainment technology to induce Alpha and Theta brainwave states in the listener. Many Aneros users find this recording an aid to relaxation and obtaining Super-O states. Gamma Meditation Solution is a music CD by Dr. Jeffery Thompson also employing brain wave entrainment technology to induce different brainwave states in the listener.

IMHO, both of these albums are excellent, but I think we can provide some other choices to recommend as well. I've decided to start this thread in hopes of establishing a more definitive list of Aneros Aural Accompaniments that may eventually make their way onto the WIKI. I've done a little digging through some past threads and started a list of additional possibilities. If you have found an album that you can highly recommend please post the album name, artist, music genre and, if you like, a short synopsis of why you think it is appropriate for Aneros sessions. "HypnAerosession" used "Stasis" & "Box of Fysh" by Etherfysh as well as "Karooshi Porn" by Bjorn Fogelberg.

Here's the list so far (in no particular order) :

"Colour Glow“ Ashera - Anthony Asher Wright
"Tantric Sexuality" & "Reiki" - Llewellyn
"Rings of Saturn" - Steven Halpern
"Voyageur" - Enigma
"Live Orgasms In Concert" available through
"Touch" - John Klemmer
"The Year of Living Dangerously" , Original Soundtrack by Maurice Jarre
"Tantra Drums" - Al Gromer Khan
"Eternity" - Deuter
"Liquid Mind VI - Spirit" - Liquid Mind

A couple of recent finds of my own are "Future Forever" by Ion & "Dreamscapes" by Rejuvenescence both available through

Several classical musical compositions have been proposed :

1st movement of Mahler's 9th symphony
"Bolero" & "Daphnis and Chloe" Ballet by Maurice Ravel
"Diabelli Variations" by Ludwig Von Beethoven
Brahms' First string sextet
"Gnossiennes 1-4" & "Trois Gymnop" Erik Satie performed by Pascal Roge
"Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis" by Vaughn Williams
"Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff
"Grande Messe des morts" & "Symphony Fantastque" by Hector Berlioz

Natural sounds recordings are also employable :

"Echoes of Nature" collection, available on the Laserlight label, CD titles are : "American Wilds", "Ocean Waves", "Morning Songbirds", "Thunderstorm", "Rainforest", "Jungle Talk", "Wilderness River", "Humpback Whales","The North Coast" & "Tropical Lagoon"

Individual instrumental pieces suggested include the following :

"Astronomy Domine", "The Great Gig in the Sky", Interstellar Overdrive" & "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" by Pink Floyd
"Third Stone from the Sun" by Jimi Hendrix
"Himalaya"& "Summit" by Vangelis
"Aurora Borealis" by Wendy Carlos
"Phase Dance" by Pat Metheney Group

Individual pop vocal pieces suggested include the following :

"Touch Me Tiger" by April Stevens
"Damn, Wish You Were My Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins
"Jungle Boogie" by Kool and the Gang
"Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summers
"Telephone Man" by Mary Wilson
"88 Lines About 4 Women" by The Nails
"Me So Horney" and "My 7 Bizzos" by 2 Live Crew
"You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Crocker
"Luv Song" by Jane Jenson
"Speed Racer" by Aphex Twin
"Pasties and a G-string" by Tom Waits

Some Meditation programs have also been proposed :

"Ultra Meditation: 5-Level Transcendence System" - [5 cd set + user guide]
"Journeys Out of the Body Support - Hemi-Sync" - Monroe Products Triad Productions features a line of music albums that incorporate the orgasmic sounds of people making love into their music tracks.

Other artists have been mentioned but unfortunately members have not identified the albums, the artists are :

Enya, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Keiko Metsui, David Sanborn, Miles Davis, Sade, Seal, Zero 7, Air, Jam Nation, Grove Armada, Massive Attack, Electro Dance, Madonna, Philip Glass, Steve Roach

Note : Please see the thread Muse Music - Aneros Aural Accompaniment which is periodically updated.

  • Good stuff but all the HTML makes it a difficult read. Either my browser doesn't parse it or the site doesn't recognize it.

  • Thanks for taking the time to ruminate! I am finding direction and a sense of being more at ease along the journey as I educate myself along the way. Your blog has been a breath of fresh relaxing air that is helping me to settle down, relax and focus without worry and anxiety about what is next.

    I'm hoping to be able to be in the moment with my next anerossession.

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A anal sphincter

The ring of muscles surrounding the anus. There are two rings, the outer and the inner. The outer is under voluntary control. The inner is not (it is controlled by the autonomic nervous system but can be trained to relax therapeutically with biofeedback). To identify this muscle, squeeze your anus as though you are holding back gas. This is the muscle that primarily drives the motion of the Aneros.

B Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Or BPH. A non-cancerous enlarging of the prostate common in middle aged and older men, often causing urinary symptoms. BPH is one of the prostate ailments that the Aneros was originally developed to help treat. (from the wiki)


see Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

H hands-free

The patented design of our massagers allows them to be used completely – hands-free. This is an advantage over other prostate massagers. It allows an Aneros massager to be used in any position the user wants. More importantly, it frees the user to focus solely on the sensations instead of making a conscious effort to manually manipulate the massager. This subtle freedom is important for bringing the mind and body together during a session, which by many experience users is considered a required technique to master in order to achieve a Super-O.

J journey to the Super-O

Aneros massagers can be enjoyed in many different ways – to enhance a strength and pleasure of penile orgasms during partnered or solo sex, or solely for the pleasures derived from prostate orgasms. The ultimate experience for the route is the Super-O. The practice and understanding of how an Aneros massager, the body, and mind play off of one another to eventually achieve a Super-O is now commonly referred to as the “Journey to the Super-O” by our community members. For some men, this learning period is short in duration. For others, it can take quite some time. There are some key milestones on this journey – they can be viewed

K Kundalini Tab

Also known as the K-Tab.  Curves upwards to rest above the anus between the buttocks to pressure on an acupressure spot there. Named after the yoga concept that there is a serpent of power located at the base of the body’s trunk. The K-Tab and the arm that it extends from has taken the place of the handle seen in other Aneros models. (adapted from the wiki)

P PC muscle

The pubococcygeus muscle, one of a number of muscles in the pelvic floor. It is a hammock-like muscle, found in both sexes, that stretches from the pubic bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs. The PC muscle is largely involved in sexual response and contracting during orgasm. It is believed that strengthening leads to longer, more powerful orgasms. (from the wiki)

pelvic floor

The set of muscles that span the area beneath the pelvis, supporting the pelvic organs. (from the wiki)


The area between the scrotum and anus. The perineum provides external access to the prostate and a pudendal nerve acupressure spot.

perineum tab

On Aneros devices, the front arm which curves upward to press on the perineum during an Aneros session.   This actions prevents external prostate stimulation.  It also acts as a fulcrum against which the device can pivot to perform the internal prostate stimulation.


Aneros massagers are made from 3 different types of plastic. All are FDA approved and medical-grade, non-porous, and each has the right density for the right weight and balance for that particular model.


Inflammation of the prostate. Although there are many suspected causes, (bacterial infection, auto-immune response and neuromuscular tension), prostatitis remains an intractable disease which is often times unresponsive to traditional forms of treatment. Before the advent of antibiotics prostate massage was the first line form of treatment. In recent years with many people turning to holistic and homeopathic forms of medicine, prostate massage has been enjoying resurgence. (from the wiki)


Prostate specific antigen. A chemical produced in the prostate and measured in the blood as an indication of cellular activity in the prostate. Abnormally high levels of PSA may indicate health concerns such as inflammation or cancer. The PSA measurement may be elevated by ejaculation, and any form of anal play, including the Aneros. Ask your doctor for a recommended period of abstention prior to taking this test (the Aneros manufacturer suggests a few days to a week). (from the wiki)

S silicone

We call our silicone “Velvet Touch” for its luxurious, matte finish which is designed to hold lubricant. Silicone is used in our Syn models as well as the Vice and deVice.


An abbreviation of Super orgasm. An overwhelmingly strong non-ejaculatory orgasmic event. Orgasms that have no refractory period allowing them to be repeated multiple times.  Though different for each man, the Super-O is considered to be the ultimate pleasure a man can achieve.

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